Boston Globe asks: Where’s the global warming?

For those too young to remember (such as Jim Hansen’s coal protesters in Washington this past week), Clara Peller, pictured above, started a national catchphrase with “Where’s the beef?” that even made it into the 1984 presidential campaign. Today, the Boston Globe asks: where’s the global warming? Watch the original commercial that started the catchphrase.…

Lake Superior is freezing over

Lake Superior last froze over in 2003. It has now, again, frozen over. The frequency of freeze overs has historically been around once every 20 years. Now, in the last decade, we have seen two freeze overs. The picture below is a beautiful satellite photo of Lake Superior from yesterday. With the well below freezing…

Gore gets oceanography prize

From KFMB San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography is awarding its first-even Roger Revelle Prize to former Vice President Al Gore. Gore will be in La Jolla Friday evening to receive the award. The award will be given out during a dinner marking the 100th birthday of the institution’s late former director. UCSD said Gore…